Now that the government has announced the setting up of a Judicial Appointments Commission, I am sure that most Malaysians welcome such a move to restore public confidence and trust in the Judiciary.
A definite time-frame must be established and since most of the problems are known to the Bar and NGOs and the members of the Judiciary, I suggest such a Commission can be set up within 6 months.
It is better to get a commission that is 85% perfect in 4 months rather than try for one that is 97% perfect in 3 years. There would be broad principles of justice to be defined by stakeholders and the finer details that must comply with these principles.The JAC will refine the details as it does the work.
Since the IGP has also proclaimed that the Police are ready for the IPCMC, I suggest that since most of the same people will be involved in this issue, try and do both together and get the JAC and IPCMC running in 5 months or so.
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